For our NACLA web coverage, we reported on the presidential elections in Brazil and Colombia, protests in Ecuador, Peru's political crisis, Indigenous movements, the impacts of colonialism and climate change, and much more. We also co-produced a podcast about Brazil’s turn toward fascism under Bolsonaro. In our 2022 print issues of the NACLA Report, we delved into understanding the legacy of Chavismo and its impacts on the Latin American Left, racial justice and social movements in Brazil, the housing crisis around the region, and Chile in the wake of the rejected draft constitution.
Here is a list of our most memorable pieces from this year. Support our work to help us bring you more quality analysis and reporting in 2023.
Suyapa Portillo Villeda | January 2022
Ending more than a decade of right-wing rule, Xiomara Castro will enter office on January 27 with an agenda strongly shaped by women’s activism and other social movements. Read more.
María Inés Taracena | February 2022
After a decades-long fight against transnational mining interests and state repression, the community’s case could set a new precedent for Indigenous land and resource rights. Read more.
Mark Schuller | March 2022
As the Biden administration continues to ignore Haitian civil society proposals for a pathway out of crisis, confronting white supremacy across borders is essential. Read more.
Claire Branigan | April 2022
Decades after the return to democracy, the children of dictatorship-era human rights abusers have ignited a new movement for truth, memory, and justice throughout Latin America and beyond. Read more.
Carole Concha Bell | May 2022
After vowing to do things differently, the Boric administration has invoked a familiar playbook in Mapuche territory. The difficult of breaking with the status quo speaks to the entrenched power of the Right. Read more.
Marc Becker | June 2022
Ten days into the strongest challenge yet to President Guillermo Lasso’s government, the protests only appear to be growing. Read more.
Linda Farthing and Thomas Grisaffi | July 2022
Narcotrafficking is a bloody business throughout Latin America, but less so in Bolivia. Read more.
Joshua Collins and Daniela Díaz | August 2022
The new government calls for negotiations with armed groups and new approaches to the war on drugs that includes affected communities. Read more.
Ruth Santiago, Catalina de Onís, and Hilda Lloréns | September 2022
As Hurricane Fiona brutally underlines the lessons from Hurricane María, activists, advocates, and community members continue to demand energy justice now. Read more.
Michael Fox | October 2022
As fake news skyrockets, a Brazilian media scholar reflects on what’s at stake in the final days before the country’s crucial presidential vote. Read more.
Kendall Medford | November 2022
For the hundreds of thousands of Kreyòl speakers living in the Dominican Republic, the lack of language resources limits access to basic services. Read more.
Joe Hiller | December 2022
Six years after the peace accords, former guerrillas develop alternative economies and livelihoods through micro-breweries and cultural spaces. Read more.